Blue Cat Measures Up


Blue Cat made a mistake. He wanted to see how he measures up as a cat, and so he used a ruler to make the measurement. Why was that a mistake? Because, as you can see, he’s not very impressive by that measure.
Blue Cat needs to measure himself against his own potential – he may be a small cat, but he’s a really impressive crocheted friend. He’s really smart…


Blue Cat has a big idea

and he has lots of good friends…


Blue Cat and the “Big Guy”

and he meets lots of interesting people…


Measured against his potential, Blue Cat is very big. Don’t make the same mistake he did – measure yourself against where you were and what you can do, not against an arbitrary standard.

© William P. Doyle, Jr  2012


Blue Cat is All Hat and No Cattle


Blue Cat read my blog on “You Are What You Want To Be, Not What You Are”  and decided that he wanted to be a Boy Scout leader. After all, his favorite blogger was telling him that he is not defined by his environment or current situation, and he thought that being a Boy Scout Leader would be cool. He even has the right hat…

Unfortunately, Blue Cat has fallen into a terrible trap – he wants to be known as a Boy Scout Leader, but he doesn’t have any of the skills he needs to be one. He’s “all hat and no cattle” – he talks big but doesn’t have what it takes to do the job. He looks good in the hat but doesn’t know anything about knots, camping, starting a fire, hiking, or any of the other things a Boy Scout leader needs to know. Poor Blue Cat…

Don’t fall into the same trap! If you want to be something new, take the time to learn the skills you need. Don’t be all hat and nothing else!

(No cats were harmed in the making of this blog, and Blue Cat is now happily hatless.)

© William P. Doyle, Jr.  2012